ORGANIC MOTION LAUNCHES NEW MARKERLESS MOTION CAPTURE SYSTEM WITH MAJOR NEW CAPABILITIES
OpenStage® delivers multiple actor tracking, increased accuracy, no backdrop, and more in-demand capabilities
Vancouver – Aug. 9, 2011 - Organic Motion, Inc. today announced the release of its new markerless motion capture system – the first major upgrade to its award-winning computer vision platform. Branded OpenStage, the new feature-rich system is designed to meet the demanding and varied requirements of commercial animators, educators, and public exhibitors. OpenStage is being demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver at Booth 579.
Based on proprietary computer vision software and high speed color cameras, OpenStage provides many important capabilities, including multiple actor tracking, basic prop tracking, no backdrop, larger scanning space, increased accuracy, portability, and other features. OpenStage fulfills the key requirements for preproduction, production, live entertainment, and educational needs.
“We are excited to unleash the power of our new computer vision software – taking away the backdrop, tracking multiple actors using props in larger spaces, all of course with no markers at all. OpenStage is our answer to the thousands of industry people who have requested more from our commercial systems,“ says Andrew Tschesnok, Organic Motion, CEO.
The Company expects OpenStage to gain traction with three audiences that most frequently need convenient, accurate, and flexible methods to capture human motion for 3D animation and related works:
Animation – A comprehensive motion capture solution, OpenStage is specifically designed for flexible, convenient, and accurate content creation and animation of multiple actors. OpenStage reduces the time and cost required to create 3D animations, and provides speed and flexibility for a range of previz projects.
Education – The ability to track multiple students simultaneously, combined with portability for use in different rooms around campus, makes OpenStage ideal for hands-on teaching and learning. Many schools have integrated Organic Motion’s system into their gaming, animation, virtual reality, computer science, and life science classes.
Public Interactive Exhibits – The instant tracking of attendees in their regular clothes makes innovative exhibits possible for the science center and public exhibition market. Interactive agencies and their clients requested no backdrop and more flexible sizing to best enable OpenStage to serve hundreds of visitors daily.
Organic Motion welcomes several diverse firms that have pre-licensed the new OpenStage system:
- Game On Audio, LA Eager to simultaneously capture voice and full body performances
- School of Visual Arts, NY Innovative computer art, computer animation, and visual effects
- UCSC, Santa Cruz Interdepartmental use between film, digital media, and computer science
- ZeroC7, Japan Dual use aspect of animation production as well as live use at public events
OpenStage harnesses Organic Motion’s core computer vision technology, enabling computers to cognitively “see” people’s complex movements and generate highly accurate 3D tracking data in real-time, all without body suits or tracking devices. Organic Motion’s system has eliminated the need for markers, long set-up times, calibration efforts, occlusion errors, and operating technician costs. Instead, Organic Motion’s systems can be calibrated in minutes, provide immediate scanning of subject(s) and stream data in real-time into the leading interfaces for animation and biomechanical analysis.
About Organic Motion, Inc.
Organic Motion, Inc. is a leading provider of computer vision software and markerless motion capture systems. The Company's OpenStage® and BioStage® systems radically enhance motion capture for animation, education, live public events, and life science research. For additional information, please visit: www.organicmotion.com.
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